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Flexi Combo: Phillip Island Penguin Parade & Yarra Valley Food & Wine Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Save up to $79 with a saver combo and enjoy full day tours of Phillip Island and Yarra Valley
  • Handfeed kangaroos and koalas, visit Nobbies Centre and see a colony of Australian fur seals in Phillip Island
  • Watch the sunset ritual of the world's smallest penguins at the world famous Penguin Parade
  • Enjoy a day of generous wine tastings at four award-winning wineries and a delicious lunch at Yarra Valley
  • Savour a variety of wine ranging from dry to red to sparkling, including the finest Shiraz and Pinot Noir
  • Visit a renowned chocolaterie & ice-creamery in Yarra Valley and savour samples
  • Marvel at awe-inspiring views of Melbourne from Eureka Skydeck 88, complimentary with this package
  • Return hotel transfers from Melbourne included in both the Phillip Island and Yarra Valley tour
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted!
  • Overview

    Admire your scenic surrounds on a Yarra Valley tour, enjoy wine tastings at four well-known wineries, try free samples of exquisite chocolates at a chocolate factory and enjoy a delicious lunch at a restaurant overlooking the mesmerizing valley.

    Get up and close with Aussie wildlife in Phillip Island, see a colony of Australian fur seals, enjoy the interactive WWF Antarctic Journey, enjoy chocolate tastings and watch the world famous Penguin Parade at sunset.

    Enjoy FREE admission to Eureka Skydeck 88, face your fear of heights at The Edge and take in staggering views of Melbourne beneath you.

    This tour provides return transfers to Melbourne city hotels for a comfortable touring experience.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    Yarra Valley: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    Phillip Island Tour: Daily
    Eureka Skydeck: Daily

    Duration

    Yarra Valley: 11 hours approximately
    Phillip Island Tour: 12 hours

    Start time

    Yarra Valley and Phillip Island Tours: Hotel pick-up between 7am – 8am.
    Eureka Skydeck: The Eureka Skydeck opens at 10am to 10pm, last entry at 9:30pm.

    Meeting Point

    Yarra Valley and Phillip Island: Good news! You can get picked up from your hotel in Melbourne, just give us the details at the time of booking. Don’t worry if you havn't booked your hotel yet, you pass them onto the operator when you are ready.
    Eureka Skydeck: Make your way to Eureka Skydeck 88, 7 Riverside Quay Southbank, Victoria, Australia 3006.

    Ending Point

    Same as the start point

    Itinerary

    Yarra Valley Food & Wine Tour:

    Start this tour to the beautiful Yarra Valley with a comfortable pick up from your accommodation at the Melbourne Central Business District.

    Take some time to soak up the pictorial beauty of the mountain ranges, rolling hills, and vineyards around you. Let your well-informed guide take you to your first destination for the day - Gateway Estate Farmhouse, a high tech hydroponic greenhouse that grows strawberries and capsicums. Indulge in servings of fresh fruit and seasonal produce.

    Get transported further to the rustic cellar door of Napoleone Cider and Brewery House where you’re presented with generous samples of delicious ciders and ales. Then, visit the famous Dominque Portet Winery to try their rare 10th generation French sparkling wine. Your next surprise is another tasting session at the Rochford Winery that creates the finest of dry wines. Finally, move to the upper side of Yarra Valley to enjoy delicious platters and Italian inspired wines at the Killara Estate Winery, while enjoying the amazing views of the valley.

    After an extensive wine tasting spree, enjoy lunch prepared from local gourmet produce at a restaurant overlooking the gardens and the stunning valley.

    Conclude this amazing trip with a final chocolate treat at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery and get transferred back to your Melbourne accommodation.

    Penguin Parade Tour, Phillip Island:

    You will be picked up from your hotel in Melbourne and driven to Phillip Island, a distance of 10,000-hectare boasting more than a hundred varieties of animal species.

    Spend time at the Wildlife Park and enjoy an interactive experience with Ausssie wildlife. Hand feed the kangaroos and get a closer look at the ever cuddly koalas. Philip Island is also home to southern Australia’s largest colony of flying foxes.

    Admire the postcard-worthy landscape of pristine beaches and rugged cliffs. Enjoy a stroll down Woolamai Beach and take to the boardwalk to see the rocky coast and spot the fur seals. Enjoy a spectacular multimedia wildlife experience at the Nobbies Centre and enjoy a virtual journey with the WWF Antarctic Journey, to the Southern Ocean and Antarctica.

    Sample some delightful chocolates at Panny’s Chocolate Shop and pay a visit to Philip Island’s Visitor Information Center. Gear up for the star attraction of the day- the world famous ‘Penguin Parade’. Go to the beach to see the Penguin Parade, where the smallest penguins in the world return to their sand burrows at sunset after a day of fishing in the ocean.

    Watch this unique spectacle as the penguins huddle together and waddle back to the shore to feed their young ones. Enjoy informative commentary by your knowledgeable guide and take pictures of the birds as they perform their sunset ritual.

    After a day spent at Philip Island, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Melbourne.

    Eureka Skydeck & The Edge Experience Ticket:

    After your return to Melbourne, you may use the Eureka Skydeck & The Edge Experience ticket on a separate day at leisure. Arrive at Eureka Skydeck, situated on the 88th floor of the Eureka Tower after an exciting 40 second ride in the world’s fastest elevator! Take in the 360 degree views of the Melbourne city and beyond, including your favourite city attractions like the Melbourne City Ground and the Botanical Gardens. You may choose to visit this place after dark to see the illuminated city views.

    Experience The Edge, a glass cube that extends from Eureka Tower’s 88th floor and suspends nearly 300 meters over Melbourne– see the entire city of Melbourne spread out beneath you and conquer your fear of heights!

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel transfers for Yarra Valley and Phillip Island
    • Yarra Valley:
    • -3 wineries, cider and ale tastings
    • -Cheese & chocolate tastings
    • -Local fruit produce and condiments
    • -Gourmet lunch
    • -Experienced driver/guide
    • -Informative tour commentary
    • Phillip Island:
    • -Nature Park & Penguin Parade Entry fees
    • -FREE Entry into WWF Antarctic Journey
    • -Lunch
    • -Guide
    • -WiFi for the journey home on Phillip Island tour
    • -Audio Translation Devices on Phillip Island tour
    • Ticket to Eureka Skydeck & Edge experience

    Exclusions

    • Gratuities
  • Please note

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

    Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 10 minutes early.

    Eureka Skydeck & Edge Experience tickets will be provided on the tour and can be used on a separate day at leisure.

    Unfortunately, this tour is not suitable for those with mobility problems.

    There are no luggage storage facilities on day tours, please do not bring your luggage with you. Luggage may be stored with your accommodation provider for the day. Due to limited luggage restrictions, pushers and prams are not permitted on tour.

    You can enjoy a more personalised experience as we accommodate an average of 24 people in this tour.

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